Pace U Gerontechnology program: Brookdale/Hallmark (NYC)
Study link. Nine seniors who took part in an eight-week computer tutoring program at Pace University were administered a survey to assess their willingness, comfort, and knowledge surrounding technology.
The majority of patients reported a lack of proficiency with their devices, but they all agreed that technology is good overall, highlighting the need for a user-friendly device that the elderly can learn to use.
Moreover, after taking part in the computer tutoring program, all participants reported increased levels of confidence with technology, showing this population can grow accustomed to new technology if given the right attention.